High seas forecast

Issued by the Met Office at

For the period until

General synopsis

At 061200UTC, low 56 north 18 west 992 expected just north of Iceland 992 by 071200UTC. Low 63 north 30 west 989 losing its identity near 62 north 24 west by same time

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Southerly 3 to 5 becoming variable 2 to 4. Moderate. Drizzle at times, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Shannon

In southeast, southerly 3 to 5 becoming variable 2 to 4. in northwest, southerly 5 to 7 veering southwesterly 3 to 5. In southeast, moderate. in northwest, moderate or rough. In southeast, drizzle at times, fog patches. in northwest, rain for a time, then showers. In southeast, moderate or good, occasionally very poor. in northwest, good, occasionally poor at first.

Rockall

Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, veering southwesterly 3 to 5. Very rough at first in northwest, otherwise moderate or rough. Rain for a time, then showers. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Bailey

Southeast 6 to gale 8 veering southwest 4 to 6. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later in south. Rain then showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Faeroes

Southeasterly veering southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time in west. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Southeast Iceland

Easterly 4 at first in north, otherwise southeasterly veering southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times. Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough. Rain then showers. Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

East Northern Section

Cyclonic becoming westerly or southwesterly, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in east and in central areas. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

West Northern Section

Cyclonic 4 to 6 until later in north and east, otherwise variable 2 to 4. Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later. Fair at first in south and west, and later in north and east, otherwise rain or showers, with fog banks developing in southwest. Moderate or good, but becoming poor or very poor in southwest.

East Central Section

In north

Westerly 2 to 4 at first in east, otherwise cyclonic 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first in south. Moderate or rough, becoming moderate. Rain or thundery showers, but becoming fair in west. Good at first in east, and also later in west, otherwise moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In southeast

Variable 2 to 4. Moderate. Drizzle or showers. Good, occasionally poor at first.

In southwest

Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then veering northwesterly 3 or 4. Moderate or rough, becoming moderate. Drizzle then fair. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

West Central Section

Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly, 4 to 6, decreasing 3 for a time. Moderate or rough. Fair at first in northeast, otherwise occasional drizzle, then rain later in west, fog patches developing in northwest. Moderate or good, becoming poor at times, but occasionally very poor in northwest.

Denmark Strait

In west

Northeasterly 5 to 7 becoming variable 2 to 4, then westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5 later. Rough becoming moderate. Rain at times with fog banks, becoming fair later. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good later.

In east

Northerly or northeasterly 4 to 6, backing northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8 later in far east. Moderate or rough. Rain at times, fog banks at first. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first, becoming moderate or poor later.

North Iceland

In north

Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later in southeast. Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough. Drizzle, then rain later, extensive fog, becoming fog patches later. Poor or very poor, becoming moderate to very poor later.

In south

Cyclonic 3 to 5, increasing 5 to 7. Moderate becoming rough. Rain for a time, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Norwegian Basin

In area to west of 06 east

Southeasterly 3 to 5 veering southerly 4 to 6, then southwesterly 3 or 4 later in southwest. Moderate, occasionally rough in far west. Drizzle at times, then rain later, fog banks, perhaps extensive fog for a time. Moderate or good, becoming poor or very poor for a time.

In area to east of 06 east

Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Slight or moderate. Fog patches for a time. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Gales expected in east Denmark Strait.

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